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We all know that ginger has numerous health benefits and that’s why everybody usually wants a slice of the plant. Do you know that the much-beloved spice can also help you achieve better natural hair growth? Yes, ginger can be used in a variety of ways to help bring about sustained natural hair growth. For most ladies with short hair struggling to make their natural hair grow long, this spice can be the ultimate natural answer for them. It is one of the best natural products you could use for hair growth. Ginger can also help you to reverse hair loss as well as just help lengthen your short hair effortlessly. For you to succeed in growing your natural hair just try to be a little patient and things will readily work for you.

In this article piece, we are going to discuss how you can use ginger for natural hair growth. Please just read on to find out more about the following steps and tips.

Ginger and hair care

First before we go into a list of the natural treatments that use ginger to promote hair growth, let’s find out how this spice promotes hair growth.

  • It may prevent hair loss – ginger roots that are freshly cut contain hair beneficial nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, vitamins and phosphorous. These help to provide hair follicles with nourishment, thus making them stronger to keep hair loss at bay.
  • It helps to alleviate dandruff – if you know it hair loss and dandruff are two things that go hand in hand. Dandruff, which are dead skin cells, usually clog hair follicles causing hair to fall. With its potent antimicrobial properties, dandruff will be effectively controlled, thus leading to better hair growth.

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  • It conditions hair – when your hair becomes dry, they tend to be brittle and when they are brittle they easily break. Now when ginger is applied, it acts as a natural conditioner to hair alleviating dryness of the hair thus restoring moisture too.
  • Enhances blood flow to hair – there are certain ingredients within ginger that have been found to help relax blood vessels, thus allowing better blood flow or circulation in the body. Better blood circulation means hair gets well-nourished, thus better and sustained growth.
  • It contains fatty acids – The spice contains fatty acids including linoleic acid, which helps in the nourishment of natural hair ensuring strength and health. For this, you can be sure that ginger applied on hair will bring about better growth.

Step-by-step guide to using ginger for natural hair growth

Use ginger and lemon juice

You will need the following:

  • Half a tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • 2 tablespoons of grated ginger.
  • 3 tablespoons of sesame oil.

Processing time averages thirty minutes.

The method:

  • Mix all the above ingredients well until you achieve a fine paste that’s consistent.

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  • After this you will apply the resultant paste in your scalp as well as your hair and then leave your hair for at least thirty minutes.
  • You can then rinse it off with a quality shampoo.
  • Please note that you can do this twice a week to achieve desired results.

This method works because lemon contains collagen boosting properties, so when this is combined with the antimicrobial properties of ginger the pH of the scalp is restored and thus hair growth.

Using ginger with a carrier oil


  • 1 tablespoon of ginger paste.
  • 1 tablespoon of carrier oil (could be jojoba, coconut, or olive oil).

The total processing time for this is on average thirty five minutes.

The method:

  • Mix the paste and the carrier oil in a bowl.
  • You will then have to section your hair and use the mixture from the bowl to massage into your hair scalp using your fingers.
  • After you are sure that your scalp is all smeared with the mixture, keep on massaging for an extra five minutes as this will help improve blood circulation.
  • You can then leave the mixture on your hair for a period of thirty minutes and then rinse off with good hair shampoo.
  • You can repeat this method at least 2 times every week to achieve desired results.

This method will work for you because the combined mixture of ginger and oil helps to bring about nourishment and strengthening of hair. This brings about the better and healthier hair growth that you deserve.

Using ginger paste for hair growth 

You will need the following:

  • 2 tablespoons of grated ginger.
  • Water.

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The expected processing time for this method is one hour.

The method:

  • You will mix the grated mixture of ginger with a small amount of water. Just ensure the resultant paste is a little runny.
  • Follow this by applying the paste directly onto your scalp and letting it stay there for at least 45 minutes.
  • You will then wash it off your hair with clean water.
  • You can repeat this process two times every week.

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This post has been curated by a Longevity Live editor for the website.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.